The Subaru Forester has always been one of the brand’s best-selling models. Recognizing its popularity, the Forester has been completely redesigned for 2025, with more refined looks, new luxury, and new tech. This article is going to cover all the updates for the 2025 Subaru Forester but be sure to watch the video at the bottom of this article for an in-depth design review!

What’s New for 2025?

  • New design for 2025
  • Updated tech
  • New features mentioned throughout

Trims and Pricing

MSRP with AWD:

Base: $29,695

Premium: $31,995

Sport: $34,495

Limited: $35,995

Touring: $39,995

Prices do rise for 2025, with the Forester becoming more on-par with its competitors.

Design and Features

As mentioned above, please watch the video linked below for a full in-depth exploration of the exterior design and differences. The Forester takes on a new look for 2025, which is more of a departure from Subaru’s usual rugged design language. However, the design is welcome, elevating the Forester to match some of its other competitors.

Here is the full breakdown of what we currently know about the feature availability:




LED Headlights

Standard with LEDs and Adaptive Abilities | Different Designs for Different Trims

LED Fog Lamps


Ground Clearance



17-19-inch alloys depending on trim


Premium+: heated | Sport+: BSM| Optonal: Auto Dimming

LED Taillights

Standard Partial LED

Exhaust Outlets

Single Exposed Standard

Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs Estimated

Forward Emergency Braking

Standard on all Forester Models

Lane Keep Assist

Auto High Beams

Adaptive Cruise Control

Rear Auto Braking



When it comes to the Interior, the Forester will also be full of practicality.


Smart Entry


Seat Materials

Cloth, Leatherette, Leather, or Leather/Suede Combo

Seat Adjustment

Standard: Manual | Premium+: 10-way power | Memory: Touring

Push Button Start


Gauge Cluster

Standard: 4.2-in Display

Head-up Display

Not Available

Steering Wheel

Most Models: Leather Wrapped | Heating: Limited+

Wireless Charging


360 Degree Camera

Standard on Touring

2-Zone Climate Controls

Newly Standard

Seat Climate

Heated Seats: Sport+ | Ventilated Seats: Touring only

Audio System

Standard: 4-Speakers | Premum+: 6-speakers | Touring: 11-speaker Harmon Kardon Audio


Standard: Dual 7-inch displays | Premium+: 11.6-inch display with Wireless Connections | Navigation: Touring

Rearview Mirror

Touring: Camera Mirror


Panoramic: Premium+


The rear of the Forester is also well-equipped, making it competitive within the segment.

Rear Amenities

Heated Rear Seats

Not Available

Seat Recline



Hands-Free Power on Sport+


For in depth details on the 2025 Forester, watch our full first look review linked at the bottom of this article.

Forester Premium Front

What’s Under the Hood?

There remains only one powertrain option for the Forester in 2025:

  • 2.5L Boxer-4: 180 hp | 178 lb.ft
  • CVT
  • Standard AWD

However, Subaru has confirmed there will be a Hybrid model in about a year! This is an important change in this competitive segment. The fuel economy for each model is unchanged for 2025, as rated by the EPA:

26/33/29 MPG

We hope you have found this overview of the 2025 Subaru Forester helpful! For a more detailed first look of the Forester, please watch our video below! What do you think of the 2025 Subaru Forester? Let us know in the comments!